Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Feb 15 2013 | 2:21am ET
Hedge funds suffered their worst outflows in nearly four years in December, with investors pulling more than $20 billion from the industry as 2012 drew to a close.
The huge withdrawals, the highest in 44 months, swamped the modest inflows that hedge funds had seen during the first 11 months of last year. The $20.7 billion net outflow in December left the industry $14.2 billion poorer for the year, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research.
“Underperformance versus the S&P 500 Index is a likely culprit in last year’s outflows,” BarclayHedge founder Sol Waksman said. “We found that from 2010 through 2012, hedge funds gained 14.1% while the S&P 500 Index rose 27.9%. That’s a major shift from the trend over the past five years, when hedge funds gained 10.7% while the S&P 500 was essentially flat.”
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitich, CIO of Petty Endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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